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School Pest News, Volume 13, Issue 9, September 2014

Managing Food in the classroom and the pests that come with the food in these areas. By Jennifer Snyder, Oregon State University, School IPM Program Food in the classroom… It can bring joy to children’s faces, or elicit groans from teachers and custodians alike. The United States is currently undergoing a food revolution in its schools.  New federal laws seek to limit sugar, salt, and fat content in school meals and snacks, while increasing the amount of whole grains, vegetables, and fruits. Current and pending laws govern federally-funded… Read More →

School Pest News,Volume 12, Issue 3, May 2013

When is a pesticide not part of the school IPM program?  Janet Hurley and Don Renchie According to the U.S. EPA, a pesticide is a chemical used to prevent, destroy, repel, or mitigate pests.  Often misunderstood to refer only to insecticides, the term pesticide also applies to herbicides, fungicides, rodenticides, and various other substances to control pests.  Many household cleaners are considered pesticides as well, by the EPA, but are typically exempt from school IPM programs.  Recently there has been confusion over some public health products that are… Read More →